Amoeba Hollywood's Top 50 Sellers of 2015

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amoeba hollywood best sellers of 2015

Amoeba Hollywood shoppers had diverse tastes in 2015, snapping up popular albums by Adele, Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift as well as critical favorites by Sufjan Stevens, Kamasi Washington and Beach House in equal measure, plus those essential records that never go out of style. Check out the year's top sellers below.

1.  Tame ImpalaCurrents

tame impala currents lpTame Impala's third album was a critical and commercial triumph. It's both as a fascinating headphones album for production junkies and as a set of immaculate psych-pop songs that feels endlessly giving.








2.  Adele25

adele 25 lpAdele's third album was a across-the-board hit with people of all ages. With pipes like Aretha and insightful lyrics, she’s our premiere pop chronicler of relationships and breakups.








3.  Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly

kendrick lamar to pimp a butterfly lpKendrick Lamar's densely layered second album doubles down on the idiosyncrasies of his first, eschewing club-friendly tracks in favor of those that cast a light on Lamar’s pure skills as a rapper and wordsmith. It's the year's most critically acclaimed album.







4.  Alabama ShakesSound & Color
alabama shakes sound & color lp
The first time I heard Sound & Color, I listened to it three times in a row. From the funky bassline in “I Don’t Wanna Fight” to the punk rock thrash of “The Greatest,” Alabama Shakes have managed to make another perfect record. — Chelsea Nenni, Amoeba Hollywood







5.  Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell

sufjan stevens carrie & lowell lpFocused, subtle, honest and beautiful. This album is clearly personal and sounds like a mature culmination of all that Sufjan Stevens has been toying with up to this point. It’s consistent with itself and a powerful listen. — Jonathan Schwartz, Amoeba Hollywood








6.  D’Angelo & The Vanguard Black Messiah

d'angelo black messiah lpBlack Messiah draws upon a rich history of blues, jazz and gospel and funk and blows them out into billowing, smokey jams that seep under your skin and work their way into your veins.








7.  Lana Del Rey Honeymoon

lana del rey honeymoon lpHoneymoon is the most thorough portrayal yet of Lana Del Rey's  tragic “gangster Nancy Sinatra” character. An Amoeba listening party brought all the Lana fans out in September.








8.  Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi 

death cab for cutie kintsugi lpA huge in-store and signing helped the indie rock band score big sales at Amoeba for their eighth album.









9.  Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear

father john misty i love you honeybear lpFather John Misty's beautifully orchestrated and sardonically scribed second album was a huge hit with critics. And we even had a Father John Misty pop-up shop at Amoeba earlier this year, complete with his fragrance, "Innocence." See a green room session he did with Amoeba back in 2012 here.







10. Jamie xx In Colour

jamie xx in colour lpFavoring melody and atmosphere over simply having a nice beat, critic hit In Colour is able to wrangle a wide variety of sounds into a living, breathing whole.








11. Kamasi Washington The Epic 

kamasi washington the epic lpAptly-named, this three-disc release showcases the immensely talented and ambitious sax player’s ideas of what jazz is and what it can be. Complete with lots of musicians playing a number of instruments, as well as chorus singers, The Epic really is just that. — Ramo, Amoeba Berkeley

See our "What's In My Bag?" episode with Kamasi Washington here.

12. J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive 

13. Mac DeMarco Salad Days  

14. Leon Bridges Coming Home

15. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

j. cole 2014 forest hills drive lp16. Amy Winehouse Back to Black  

17. Taylor Swift 1989   

18. Dr. Dre Compton

19. Gary Clark Jr. The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

20. Ghost Meliora

21. Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city  

22. Beach House Depression Cherry

23. Fleetwood Mac Rumours

24. Tame Impala Lonerism

mac demarco another one lp25. Arctic Monkeys AM

26. The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

27. Hozier Hozier   

28. Mac DeMarco Another One  

29. Miles Davis Kind of Blue  

30. Major Lazer Peace Is the Mission 

31. Tyler the Creator Cherry Bomb  

32. Joey Bada$$ B4.DA.$$

33. Madvillain Madvillainy

death grips the powers that b lp34. Madonna Rebel Heart

35. The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream  

36. Lana Del Rey Born to Die

37. Death Grips The Powers That B 

38. MF Doom Mm...Food  

39. Logic The Incredible True Story

40. Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2

41. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti  

42. Duran Duran Paper Gods 

sleater-kinney no cities to love lp43. Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love  

44. FKA Twigs LP1

45. Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour  

46. Dr. Dre The Chronic  

47. Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence 

48. Tame Impala Innerspeaker   

49. The BeatlesAbbey Road 

50. The Beach Boys Pet Sounds





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